Lithuanian Armed Forces Acquires Air Surveillance Radars From Israel’s ELTA

  • Our Bureau
  • 03:12 PM, March 30, 2018
  • 4326
Lithuanian Armed Forces Acquires Air Surveillance Radars From Israel’s ELTA
Lithuanian Armed Forces Acquires Air Surveillance Radars From Israel’s ELTA

The Lithuanian Armed Forces recently signed a contract with Israeli company ELTA Systems Ltd for five gap-filler short-range air surveillance radars and logistic maintenance services.

Two of the radars are bought to compensate for the negatives impact wind farms developed in Šilutė and Tauragė districts have on the ability of the Lithuanian Armed Forces’ air surveillance radars to detect and track air targets, the armed forces said in a press release Thursday. The two radars are paid for by the Lithuanian businesses developing the wind farms in western Lithuania. 

“We are approaching the completion of the project of Lithuania’s public and private sectors launched three years ago to concert national security and business interests in renewable energy sector,” Vice Minister of National Defence Giedrimas Jeglinskas says. According to Vice Minister, the business sector contributed investments to the procurement and selection of infrastructure needed. 

Three companies applied for the tender of the Lithuanian Armed Forces for procuring short-range surveillance radars. Israel’s company ELTA Systems was selected according to the price, costs of services after the warranty period, and technical parameters. The total price of the procured radars is around EUR 2.8 million minus VAT. 

The short-range radars will be integrated into the joint Lithuanian airspace surveillance system and begin using them until the end of 2019. 

Also Read

Kongsberg Signs $128M Contract To Supply NASAMS Air Defence System To Lithuania

October 26, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

US Long-Range Patriot Missiles Deployed In Lithuania

July 11, 2017 @ 11:42 AM

Lithuania Earmarks 2.5 Billion Euros To Modernize IFV, Howitzers, SAM Missiles By

March 10, 2017 @ 02:57 PM

Lithuania Purchases Saab's RBS 70 Missile Simulators

December 14, 2016 @ 10:15 AM

Lithuania Orders Four Black Hawk Gunships for $213M

November 18, 2020 @ 12:17 PM

New UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters for Lithuania

July 7, 2020 @ 03:44 AM

Lithuania to buy UH-60M Black Hawks for $335M

October 22, 2019 @ 06:15 AM

Lithuania Gets First 2 Of Its Ordered 88 Boxer Infantry Fighting Vehicles

June 25, 2019 @ 12:05 PM

Elta Systems Delivers Drone Detection Systems to Argentina

December 5, 2018 @ 10:40 AM

Indian Sales Push Israeli Defense Export to All-time High of $9.2 Billion

May 3, 2018 @ 12:30 PM